Louis DeVaughn

about 1834–
Walker, Wood, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Louis

When Louis DeVaughn was born about 1834, in Walker, Wood, West Virginia, United States, his father, William DeVaughn, was 41 and his mother, Mary Grimsley, was 35.

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Family Time Line

William DeVaughn
1793–1882
Mary Grimsley
1799–1861
Thompson DeVaughn
1819–1880
Cornelius DeVaughn
1822–1903
Reuben DeVaughn
1829–1860
Louis DeVaughn
1834–
Alcinda Devon
Elizabeth DeVaughn
1825–
William DeVaughn
1827–1912
Sarah E DeVaughn
1829–
Nancy E. Devaughn
1832–1891
Rebecca DeVaughn
1834–1916
Lourinda DeVaughn
1835–1907
Harriet E. DeVaughn
1837–
Anna Alcinda DeVaughn
1840–1923
Janetta DeVaughn
1845–1933

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 29

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Irish Devine .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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